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What to expect from a medical check-up
Staying healthy is a top priority for everyone, and one of the most effective ways to achieve this is to have regular health screenings. Unfortunately, many overlook or avoid these check-ups, considering them unnecessary or time-consuming. However, regular medical check-ups are crucial in preventive healthcare, early detection, and overall well-being. By undergoing regular check-ups, people can take proactive steps to maintain their health and prevent serious health issues from developing. 5 Feb 2024 Read more

Say ahh! The power of regular dental check-ups
We often underrate the importance of dental check-ups in our healthcare routine. However, just as necessary as visiting a general medical practitioner, our teeth need regular professional care, too. It might seem easy to skip a dental check-up, especially when you're not experiencing any discomfort. But here's a fact to remember – the absence of pain doesn't always indicate the absence of dental issues. Hence, regular dental check-ups are vital, and that importance multiplies when we talk about children's dental care. 22 Jan 2024 Read more

Intercare classic road race
Intercare and Magnolia Road Runners have partnered with Castle Gate Lifestyle Centre to host the annual road race, which includes a 5km family charity fun run and AGN registered 10km and 21.1km single-lap races. The event attracts around 5,000 participants, including professional athletes like Gerda Steyn. R10 of all 5km race entries will be donated to a charity. 18 Jan 2024 Read more

Diabetes burnout is real
Dealing with diabetes shouldn't leave you lifeless. 6 Dec 2023 Read more

Can my dentist diagnose diabetes?
Yes! A trip to the dentist may identify diabetes symptoms. 15 Nov 2023 Read more

Advancements in digital technology helps improve healthcare access in South Africa
The Intercare Group has introduced innovative online healthcare services, uniquely integrating these with its established physical network of world-class primary care facilities. 6 Nov 2023 Read more

Intercare Polokwane Medical and Dental Centre
Intercare Polokwane Medical and Dental Centre, located at the new Greenery Centre, corner of Grobler and Oost Streets, opens its doors on 4 November 2023. 1 Nov 2023 Read more

Healthy habits your dentist wishes you would follow
Maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for healthy teeth and a confident smile. We all know the drill - brush twice daily, floss, and limit sugar intake. However, preventing tooth decay involves more than just these basic recommendations. Here are some valuable tips to keep your teeth in optimal condition. 2 Oct 2023 Read more

Vitamins for healthy teeth
Maintaining good dental and oral health is crucial for your overall well-being, and having a balanced diet that includes essential vitamins and minerals is vital for a healthy smile. If you want to support healthier gums and teeth, there are vitamins you should consider, as insufficient levels of certain vitamins and minerals can lead to various dental problems. 4 Sep 2023 Read more

Intercare hospitals
The Intercare Group operates four day hospitals, four sub-acute rehabilitation hospitals, one specialised hospital, and twenty-seven multi-disciplinary medical and dental centres across South Africa, intending to provide innovative healthcare solutions by continuously introducing products and services into a network of world-class healthcare facilities. 28 Aug 2023 Read more

Intercare Bedfordview Medical and Dental Centre open in August 2023
Intercare Bedfordview Medical and Dental Centre, located in the affluent Bedfordview, on the first floor of Village View Centre, 41 Van Buuren Road, opened its doors on 4 August 2023... 28 Aug 2023 Read more

Do I need sinus surgery?
Sinus surgery is a medical procedure that aims to open the pathways of the sinuses and clear blockages. Sinuses are small air-filled cavities inside a person's skull and face. They are behind the forehead, nasal bones, cheeks, and eyes. These cavities help to make the skull lighter and protect against injuries, particularly in accidents involving impacts. 1 Aug 2023 Read more

Hormone havoc: Navigating the symptoms of hormone imbalance
Have you suddenly gained a lot of weight? Does your life feel like an emotional roller coaster? Your hormones might be to blame. Hormonal imbalance can have a tremendous effect on your health. 3 Jul 2023 Read more

Bad habits that can damage your teeth
Who knew that innocent daily habits may be reducing the life of your teeth? A few typical but harmful unconscious actions in your everyday life could be eroding your teeth, infecting your gums, and causing harm to your oral health. Although many of these habits don't have immediate effects, they can do irreparable damage to your teeth over time. 1 Jun 2023 Read more

Let's talk testosterone. Are your testosterone levels driving you nuts?
Testosterone is a hormone produced by men and women but is often called the 'male sex hormone'. Testosterone is produced in men's testicles and controls their development. During puberty, testosterone helps boys develop male physical features like body and facial hair, deeper voices, and muscle strength. It also drives sperm production, the prostate gland, and the male sex drive. Testosterone levels rise during puberty, peak during the late teen years, and then level off. After age 30, it is normal for a man's testosterone levels to decrease slightly every year. 2 May 2023 Read more

Smart ways to boost your immunity
One of the most important things standing between you and getting sick is your immune system (immunity). When it comes to fighting viruses, everyday precautions such as washing your hands often and avoiding sick people are key. But experts say that boosting your immune system may also give you an edge in staying healthy. 3 Apr 2023 Read more

Symptoms of chronic kidney disease
The kidneys are an essential part of our body's filtration system, responsible for removing waste and excess fluid from our blood. When our kidneys become damaged over time, it can lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD). 27 Mar 2023 Read more

Intercare Waterstone Medical and Dental Centre is now open
Intercare Waterstone Medical and Dental Centre, located in Waterstone Village Office Park in Somerset West, Corner of R44 & Main Road, opened its doors on 6 March 2023. Waterstone Village offers a convenient location, with easy access to the N2 and R44, allowing residents from the Helderberg community to enjoy this incomparable shopping haven. 7 Mar 2023 Read more

Intercare Sandton celebrates 5 years
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others". These are true words if you think about the remarkable journey of the Intercare Sandton Medical and Dental Centre, Sandton Day and Sandton Sub-acute Rehabilitation Hospitals, which commenced in 2018. 10 Feb 2023 Read more

Reduce your risk of cancer - small changes for a big difference
Nearly half of cancer deaths worldwide are linked to preventable factors. New research identified 34 cancer-causing risk factors; smoking, alcohol use, and high body mass index (BMI) were the most common and the leading causes of otherwise preventable cancers. Here's how you can reduce your risk of cancer. 1 Feb 2023 Read more

Get back into the swing of things
The start of a new year is a natural time to look ahead to the coming year and consider how we want to improve our lives. You can adopt a new mindset or reset your mind and begin the new year with a sense of calm and preparedness to tackle new goals and big dreams. Use these tips to start the new year and your first day back at work with a solid plan of action. 16 Jan 2023 Read more

Remembering the 'me' in merry: Self-care strategies for the holiday season
Most of us look forward to the festive season. An opportunity to reconnect with family and friends and celebrate. But it can also be a busy and stressful time, and all the planning and taking care of others leaves many of us exhausted, stressed, and wishing for a holiday to get over the holiday! Holiday merry-making is also about how you treat yourself. Taking good care of yourself is essential, and it is anything but selfish. It's like the oxygen mask on an airplane - in an emergency, you must put it on yourself before you can help others. 2 Dec 2022 Read more

Prediabetes - what you don't know may kill you
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when blood sugar (or blood glucose) is too high. Glucose at normal levels is a vital source of fuel for the body. However, high blood sugar levels can, over time, damage the body and lead to various health problems. Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputation, heart disease, kidney failure, and early death. 1 Nov 2022 Read more

Intercare Hazeldean - A decade of making people feel better
Intercare Hazeldean Sub-acute Rehabilitation and Day Hospitals celebrate 10 years of successful surgical procedures and rehabilitative care. 4 Oct 2022 Read more

Signs and symptoms of gingivitis
Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes irritation, redness, and swelling (inflammation) of your gingiva, the part of your gums around the base of your teeth. Gingivitis can lead to more severe gum disease called periodontitis and tooth loss. 3 Oct 2022 Read more

Intercare Linden Medical and Dental Centre now open
Intercare Linden Medical and Dental Centre, located in the Linden Lanes Centre in Linden, Johannesburg, opened its doors on 5 September 2022. 6 Sep 2022 Read more

What is the impact of an unhealthy heart?
An unhealthy heart significantly impacts your overall health. The most common heart disease is coronary artery disease (narrow or blocked coronary arteries), which can lead to chest pain, heart attacks, or stroke. Other heart diseases include congestive heart failure, heart rhythm problems, congenital heart disease (heart disease at birth), and endocarditis (inflamed inner layer of the heart), also called cardiovascular disease. 1 Sep 2022 Read more

Health issues affecting women
While men and women contract various conditions, some health issues affect women differently and more commonly. Some of the conditions that pose considerable health risks in women are: 1 Aug 2022 Read more

Coping with depression at work
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think, and behave, and can lead to various emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities and sometimes feel like life isn't worth living. 1 Jul 2022 Read more

Intercare 20 years celebration
I've been on a long and incredible journey and I cannot contain my excitement in reaching an especially important milestone. 1 Jun 2022 Read more

Smoking increases anxiety and tension
You have heard how quitting smoking can improve your physical health, but you may continue because you believe smoking reduces your stress and anxiety. It is not necessarily true. 29 Apr 2022 Read more

How to improve your work-health balance
Your task list is growing by the day, your wife is reminding you about the roof leak for the sixth time, and the laundry is stacking up. If you feel overwhelmed by the number of things you still need to do, you are not alone. 1 Apr 2022 Read more

Tips for dealing with endometriosis at work
Endometriosis is a painful condition that occurs when tissue similar to the uterus lining (womb) grows outside of the uterus. This condition involves the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue lining the pelvis and severely impacts women's quality of life. 1 Mar 2022 Read more

Creating positive healthcare experiences
Children don't necessarily look forward to going to a doctor or dentist. Consider these steps for putting their anxiety at ease - as well as yours. How do we create a positive healthcare experience? 1 Feb 2022 Read more

Tips for a healthier lifestyle
The journey to a healthier lifestyle can be overwhelming, but if you break it down into smaller steps, it becomes more manageable. A popular method to form healthy habits is called the 21/90 rule. Commit to a personal goal for 21 days. By then, that goal would have become a habit. Once you have formed a habit, you continue to do it for another 90 days to become part of your lifestyle. Break the 90 days down further into your own 3-day rule. Focusing on and follow a specific habit for three days. Then you introduce a new habit while you also continue with the previous one. The focus should be on sustainability, and that is why we follow 3-day steps. 3 Jan 2022 Read more

Holiday blues. It's the season to be jolly?
Are you looking forward or dreading the festive season? Holidays are supposed to be a joyful time for fun, happiness, and celebrations. But even in years without a global pandemic, many people find the holidays a challenging time. Instead of being a season of joy, some may experience 'holiday blues' with increased stress, feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety. 1 Dec 2021 Read more

Diabetes and periodontal disease
Uncontrolled diabetes and periodontal (gum) disease are primary causes of disability and important predictors of increased health costs, serious complications and poor quality of health. Both conditions are very common and go largely unnoticed by a large sector of the population. Diabetes affects an estimated 8-10% of the South African population. 2 Nov 2021 Read more

Periodontitis - the silent killer!
What is Periodontitis? 1 Oct 2021 Read more

Launch of Intercare Castle Gate Medical and Dental Centre
We are delighted to announce the opening of the Intercare Castle Gate Medical and Dental Centre on 3 September 2021. This facility is the latest addition to the network of Intercare healthcare facilities and is located in the Castle Gate Lifestyle Centre in the Waterkloof Ridge area, Pretoria. Defined by our promise of "a great health care experience altogether", our network of 24 medical and dental centres and nine hospitals around the country, has irrevocably changed the way more than a million people per year experience healthcare in their daily lives. 31 Aug 2021 Read more

More than a woman
The 21st-century woman has achieved milestones her foremothers couldn't fathom. 2 Aug 2021 Read more

The importance of a Pap Smear
A Pap Smear is a procedure to test for cervical cancer in women. It is done by collecting cells from your cervix - the lower, narrow end of your uterus that is at the top of the vagina. 1 Jul 2021 Read more

More than a six pack
What media and popular culture serve men as 'Health' and masculinity often entails chiselled triceps and excessive use of protein supplements. However, several not-so-glamorous health topics are rarely discussed as men grow from boys to men, yet the failure to do so could have dire consequences for men as seniors. 1 Jun 2021 Read more

Creating positive healthcare experiences
Children don't necessarily look forward to going to a doctor or dentist. Consider these steps for putting their anxiety at ease - as well as yours. 1 May 2021 Read more